February 23rd, 2008
06:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton pushes debate moment in new ad

A new ad shows Clinton's final moment at Thursday's CNN debate.

A new ad shows Clinton's final moment at Thursday's CNN debate.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrat Hillary Clinton is launching a new ad in Ohio and Texas Saturday that features portions of her widely-praised final answer in CNN's debate last week - the campaign's latest effort to make the moment a defining one in the New York senator's White House bid.

The 60 second spot called "Resolved" shows much of Clinton's final moment at Thursday's debate during which she said, "You know the hits I've taken are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country."

"I resolved at a very young age that I'd been blessed and that I was called by my faith and by my upbringing to do what I could to give others the same opportunities and blessings that I took for granted," Clinton is also seen saying in the ad.

Bill Clinton also sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters Saturday seeking $1.3 million dollars to run the ad in all the March 4 primary states.

"Everyone in the upcoming primary states of Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont needs to see that moment," the former president writes in the e-mail.

The spot is one of four new ads launching in either Ohio or Texas - the two delegate rich states that Clinton's campaign has deemed crucial.

A 30 second spot hitting Texas airwaves called "Deliver" touts the New York senator's accomplishments with regards to healthcare and education, and the ad's narrator, in an implicit swipe at rival Barack Obama, says, "In Texas, when there's work to be done, talk doesn't cut it."

In Ohio, former Sen. John Glenn is the star of a new 30 second ad called "Proud," in which he touts Clinton's economic record: "As long as Annie and I have known her, Hillary's fought for working people," Glenn, who endorsed Clinton earlier this month, says.

Another 30 second ad hitting Ohio airwaves called "level" also pushes the New York senator's economic record, characterizing her as a fighter "for America's middle class."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (207 Responses)
  1. Ali

    I am 80 years old.
    If Hilary and Obama were 2 babies, I think she is of direct, he is kind of god father. I am worried if he is the president of America. I am not sure what he will do, though he promises a lot now.

    But I am sure what she will do and what she will do is helpful.

    She is certainly a good, frankly girl.
    He, I am not too sure.

    February 23, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  2. Teresa in Kansas

    Does the ad give credit to Billyboy and Edwards for her "borrowed" use of the "words" used in her "widely praised final answer?" Or is she still claiming them as her own...Just a question...

    February 23, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  3. Jay Jay

    what closing remarks the same ones she plagiarized from Edwards and her Husband.....oh wow.... hmm thats bold face shamless

    February 23, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. Vanessa

    Her new ad is the lines she told from both John Edwards and her husband??? the same so call women..that said a canpaign should be of your own words??? OH WOW

    February 23, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  5. s.positive

    SO Fake, So desperate, I wonder if John Edwards gave her the permission to use those lines?

    February 23, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  6. Sheila Williams

    Us that all she has to show for that entire debate. Why don't she show where she was booed by the crowed for nick pickinig about words because she has nothing else to throw at Obama. Her last statement was the same crap she pulled with the tears and noone is falling for it. I have lost respect for her totally. I said I would support her, if she ends up the nomini, but now if Obama is not the Democratic choice, I will not vote period, atleast not for her.

    February 23, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  7. Grif

    Watch this debate, not the one you saw last night, that didn't happen.

    All Obama did was Hitch and Twitch. While Hillary sat there so cool.
    She watched him just about the time he spoke. Him? I don't know because everybody saw what I didn't see. Watch it over again, thjis weekend. Observe Hitching twitching Obama once again, and then call me a Liar...

    February 23, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Ben from D.C.

    Did they add the boos from the xerox line?

    February 23, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. Cici

    Milk it! Milk it! Milk it!!!!! Another instance where you show us the true opportunist that you are, Hill. I guess when Edwards realized that he was not going to win, he should have made his "we are going to be fine" statement into a commercial too since afterall, it was originally he who was saying it in like EVERY debate! Just give it up!!

    February 23, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  10. Henry

    If you're going to base your campign on words, they should at least be your own words. That's not substance you can trust in, thats substance that doesn't exist.

    February 23, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  11. Henry

    Many of us wondered how sincere Mrs. Clinton was in that much-talked about final moment in the Austin debate. Now we know the answer because she is showing it now in her ads in Ohio while comparing Obama to George Bush. Everything the Clintons have ever done is calculated for tactical reasons. Her "nice" pose in Austin was as sincere as her vicious and quite desperate attacks on a fellow Democrat in Ohio are fair and accurate.

    February 23, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  12. Ohio

    I love it!! two moments in the whole campagin shows the true Clinton. Why is it so hard to believe that Clinton in general will do anything to win. Two moments doesn't change the past year of her tactics.

    As a former solider i'm apauled at the fact she uses the fallen and injurged soliders to gain puplic sympathy. She maybe should have not voted for the Wars, and instead supplied us with the needed equipment. YOU KNOW WHAT...if she felt so bad then she would stop the government from taking money back from soldiers forced to leave the millitary becuase they lost a leg and can't serve, loosing the bonus money they have earned.

    Anyone that believes her really needs to look at her record of voting for wars and not caring who is sent.

    February 23, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  13. Nurse

    It is very clear to see that Hillary Clinton , is desperate and is fishing for free media attention. Making an ad of the ending statement of her debate when she pretented to show emotion is almost pathetic. However , the icing on the cake that validates her devise nature is this nonsense of her reaction to the flyers sent by the Obama campaign. Hillary is playing dirty , because she did not expect that despite her so called 35yrs of experience she is NOT EFFECTIVE in her message and leadership skills.

    February 23, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  14. Juan Grain

    What is unfortunate is that Veterans she refferd to so admirably in her closing statements are in fact casualties of her poor judgement in supporting the war in Iraq Instead of helping to limit the Bush administration to go directly after Osama Binladen, who to this day is still out there. Many Americans supported Bush in going after the terrorist and even gave him the support to go to Iraq because we were lead to believe that they had the potential and desire to do more of the same (9-11) but with WMD's. The Bush administration and all that supported the war in Iraq where wrong. Unfortunately it distracted from the real fight in Afghanistan. Many have come to terms and admitted that supporting the war in Iraq was a mistake and poor judgement. Barack does not have to do that, his judgement was right on the money, but he didn't do it to be popular, he swam against the national current. Clinton still has not admitted that it was a mistake to support Bush, even to the faces of those that are missing parts of their body and mind and have fought bravely. Instead of truthfulness, and an apology they get dedications and ceremonies and promises of how her experience can make it better.

    Yes Hillary, the truth, wisdom & good judment matter, even more then your "experience".

    February 23, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  15. independent for obama

    thats cool, good move on her part for not going with negative ads, but i am afraid its too little too late.

    February 23, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  16. pj

    wow. that makes it seem even more staged since they want everyone in america to see this one moment. and bill probably likes it so much because people are saying she copied some of his old lines, so this makes him look good. pathetic, both of them. shame, cause i used to really love the clintons, now i'm just sick of them.

    February 23, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  17. Holly, Kansas City, MO

    I don't know what people think is so great about that closing statement. She didn't say anything "substance." All the substance was during the actual debate, and mostly by Obama. Isn't that what she's always attacking him for? Lack of substance? Look in the mirror, honey.

    February 23, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  18. D

    I am shocked that Hillary used "shame on you barack Obama"...I knew she was desperate..but she would stoop this low- I had never thought

    Hillary- truth hurts...

    February 23, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  19. BC

    You have to have more than a moment to be president... could she unite the parties to get things done? She said she'd fight for her issues, sounds a lot like the same old Washington tactics, a lot promised and little changed.
    Could she unite a country who either likes or hates her and very few inbetween?

    February 23, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. Pieter

    A wasn't she great! If Obama can borrow, so can she! Oh no... it's Hillary we are talking about. She has different standards. If she does the things Obama does, it is a rip-off. When it is Obama, it is just a friendly suggestion from a friend. Yeah right!

    Cnn please give Hillary a chance! You're or republican, or Obamacan, but deffinatly not objective!

    February 23, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  21. Jason

    It's funny that Senator Clinton's new message is one that she lifted straight from John Edwards. Clinton is such a hypocrite.

    February 23, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  22. Former Clinton supporter


    WON'T HELP !!!!!!!


    February 23, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  23. Warren

    Has she no shame? Rather than talk about the issues she spent days complaining about Obama's plagiarized comments. She now has the gall to use verbiage that mimics Bill Clinton and John Edwards and claim it as her shining moment. How outrageously hypocritical. There is a book in this- "Dreams of the Entitled- The Audacity of Clinton".

    February 23, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  24. Stan

    Where is she getting the money for these ads? I thought she was broke. Didn't she just "lend" her own campaign $5 million?

    February 23, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  25. Ed

    What are you doing Obama? You are just screwing up my support for you, and now i understand why experience is always important! I and many of my university friends are loosing it for Obama. His change phrase doesn't seem to working for us anymore. Is he more hypocrite than other politicians? I don't know! I believed him saying that Hillary plays divisive politics. But thinking more deeply, isn't politics is all about divisive, basically differentiating yourself from others in front of public to win the support. Todays kind of attack on healthcare by Obama didn't help it either! I'm upset that he also landed to be the same politician, but i'm more angry that i feel duped by him!!!!! We are going with Hillary now, atleast we know that what she is, but atleast she is tried and tested and has the necessary experience to get us out of the mess in this world! If Obama can't be any more inspirational, than i guess he has really nothing else. We democrats are really saddened by this guy, but atleast our eyes opened up earlier!

    February 23, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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